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awarded  Scholar
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comment Different size or different sizes?
In the world of many factors and continuities, one necessarily has to be better than the other :)
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accepted Different size or different sizes?
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comment Different size or different sizes?
The fact some people prefer talking about diameters of round objects, is an unrelated sickness (see tauday.com)
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asked Different size or different sizes?
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answered What's the opposite for “steep learning curve”?
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answered What does “it” refer to in “it's raining”?
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awarded  Good Question
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Why do English writers avoid explicit numerals?
and yet, it seems to be english-specific.
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answered Why did the word “Internet” change from a noncount to count noun?
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answered What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
+1 for superbowl, but what are the two ways to pronounce this?
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answered What is the origin of the word “goodbye”?
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asked Using 'stuck' as a verb
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comment Why do English writers avoid explicit numerals?
@bruno, In russian "ты мне должен 10 рублей" looks perfect. In Hebrew, "מהירות האור שווה ל-1 במערכת יחידות נכונה" looks perfect, despite that this afro-semitic language has genders for all numerals and reading it out loud would constitute an additional mental effort to recognize gender from context, as well as to switch bidi reading order twice. In Italian, from Oriana Fallaci's book la rabbia e orgoglio: "Erano le 9 e un quarto, ora" you see one number actually broken into a combination of digits and letters.
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awarded  Nice Question
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asked Why do English writers avoid explicit numerals?